Group Intervention

Program

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Goals

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Hi 5 Basic Social Skills Program 2-4 hrs / week No Pre-requisites for joining the Group. Vocal / Non Vocal Autistic children are taught Teach Cooperation in group, Following rules, Group activities, Sharing, Playing games in group BMI – HRBR Blore
BMI – Sharjapur Blore
BMI – Delhi
SST Social Skills Training 4 hrs / week Vocal Children with ASD accepted after Assessment Teach Joint attention, Group play skills, Conversation building, Understanding social rules, Perspective taking, etc. BMI – HRBR Blore
BMI – Sharjapur Blore
BMI – Delhi
BMI – Noida
BMI – ASMC
M&I Mainstream & Inclusion Training 4 hrs / week Children Lacking school readiness Teach Attention to teacher, Sitting , Following Classroom Rules, Reading & Writing BMI – HRBR Blore
BMI – Delhi
BMI – Noida
BMI – ASMC

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At our centers all of our group programmes are developed and managed by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with years of experience in teaching children and young adults with Autism and Developmental Delay. BMI runs group programs that focus on teaching social skills, class performance skills and group learning skills to children with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome.

Social Skills

Social skills are the foundation for getting along with others. A lack of social skills can lead to behavioral difficulties in school, inattentiveness, peer rejection, emotional difficulties, bullying, difficulty in making friends, aggressiveness, problems in interpersonal relationships, isolation from peers, and depression.

With the aim of preventing these negative side effects of poor social skills and to give autistic children the skills to make friends and participate in society BMI utilizes a social skills curriculum which includes skills such as joint attention, play skills, conversation building and understanding social rules, taking the perspective of another person and how their behavior impacts another person.

These skills are taught through an array of group activities.

Social Skills Training

Our Social Skills Groups are designed for children and young adults between the age of 4 and 18 who have a pre-defined set of pre-requisites however have observable social skill deficits. Groups meet twice per week for 2 hours and consist of 4 to 8 children who are similar in age and skill level. Data is taken throughout the session to guide intervention and monitor progress. The groups have trainers in the ratio of 1:3 or higher.

Hi - 5 Group

Our Hi 5 Social Skills Group is open to any child. There are minimum pre-requisite skills required to be a part of this group session. Both vocal and non-vocal children can be a part of this group program. This group intervention teaches children parallel play & cooperative play in a group setting. Children learn to follow rules, share, and do activities together in a group.

Mainstream & Inclusion Group: (M & I)

Most children with autism have been found to have great difficulty in transitioning from 1:1 therapy to a classroom setting, Most children who learn and respond very well in 1:1 intervention show a complete drop in skills when they are in large group set ups. At times children are provided with shadow teachers and children become dependent on them.

At BMI the M & I Group program focuses on developing skills in the child which will teach the child with autism to generalize skills to be able to independently follow teachers instructions. The M&I program at BMI is based on ABA principles and procedures which prepares the child for school readiness. A small amount of time is also spent in teaching academics. Groups meet twice per week for 2 hours and consist of 4 to 8 children who are similar in age and skill level. Data is taken throughout the session to guide intervention and monitor progress. The groups have trainers in the ratio of 1:3 or higher.